East Cedar Creek Freshwater Supply District meets at
12:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the ECCFSD
office on Hammer Road just off Welch Lane in Gun Barrel City.
Eustace City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the Eustace City
Hall the first Thursday of each month. For more information,
please call 425-4702. The public is invited to attend.
Eustace Independent School District meets at 7 p.m. the
third Tuesday of each month at the Eustace High School Library.
For more information, please call 425-7131. The public is
invited to attend.
Gun Barrel City Council meets in Brawner Hall at 6 p.m.
the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more
information, please call 887-1087. The public is invited to
Gun Barrel City Economic Development Corporation meets at
1831 W. Main, GBC, at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, please call 887-1899.
Henderson County Commissioner’s Court meets every Tuesday
at 9 a.m. in the Henderson County Courthouse in Athens. The
public is invited to attend.
Henderson County Emergency Services District #4 meets at
7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 525 S. Tool Dr. in
Henderson County Historical Commission meets the first
Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the HC Historical Museum.
Kaufman County Commissioner’s Court meets the first,
second, third and fourth Monday of each month at 9:45 a.m. in
the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. The public is invited
Kemp City Council meets at Kemp City Hall at 7 p.m. the
second Tuesday of each month. For more information, please call
498-3191. The public is invited to attend.
Kemp Independent School District meets the third Tuesday
of each month in the Board Room in the Administration Building.
For more information, please call 498-1314. The public is
invited to attend.
Log Cabin City Council meets the third Thursday of the
month in city hall. For more information, please call 489-2195.
The public is invited to attend.
Mabank City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Mabank City Hall
the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, please
call 887-3241. The public is invited to attend.
Mabank Independent School District meets at 7:30 p.m. the
fourth Monday of each month. For more information, please call
887-9310. The public is invited to attend.
Payne Springs City Council meets at city hall at 7:30
p.m. every third Tuesday of each month. For more information,
please call 451-9229. The public is invited to attend.
Payne Springs Water Supply Corp. meets the third Tuesday
of each month at 1 p.m. at the Payne Springs Community Center,
located at 9690 Hwy. 198.
Seven Points City Council meets at 7 p.m. in Seven Points
city hall the second Tuesday of each month. For more
information, please call 432-3176. The public is invited to
Tool City Council meets at 6 p.m. in the Oran White Civic
Center the third Thursday of each month. For more information,
please call 432-3522. The public is invited to attend.
West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District is held at 5
p.m. the fourth Monday of each month. For more information,
please call 432-3704. The public is invited.
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KISD trustee attends
Special to The Monitor
AUSTIN–Jim Collinsworth of Kemp ISD was among a group of
school board members gathering in Corpus Christi Feb. 24 -
26 to learn the latest on 21st century challenges to
leadership and the implications of those trends for
educators. Session theme for the third of five training
sessions for Leadership TASB (LTASB), was “Where leadership
happens through becoming an advocate for all.”
Trustees began activities by continuing their book study of
Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the
Age of Globalization by Dr. Yong Zhao.
They also toured campuses at Santa Gertrudis ISD, a district
uniquely designed for children of families working and
living on King Ranch.
Keynote speakers were professional actors from The Colonial
Williamsburg Foundation Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson and
Richard Schumann as Patrick Henry.
In period costume and character, the two patriots debated
the role of education as our founding fathers envisioned it
– the cornerstone for community prosperity and democracy’s
Another LTASB session was led by Steve Barkley, executive
vice-president of Performance Learning Systems in New Hope,
Penn. In his presentation, Making decisions today that
prepare us for tomorrow, Barkley specifically challenged
board members to focus their energy and effort as leaders on
the changes needed to improve student achievement.
The session concluded with tours of Aransas County ISD in
Rockport, a district of 3,100 students that provides all the
opportunities of a large district 10 times its size. A
highlight of the visit was a tour of the district’s MAXA
room, a middle school program designed by an ACISD teacher
as a nontraditional approach to increase student aptitudes
in computer science classes.
Activities ended with the presentation of findings by the
school board members on group research on nontraditional
approaches to challenges in today’s education.
Selected by TASB, the group of 30 trustees is participating
in a year-long education leadership study program. The LTASB
class of 2011 represents Texas school districts of all
sizes, with student populations of 275 to 106,000, and
reflects a range of property wealth. Participants who
complete all required elements of the study will graduate
next year with a unique graduation designation recognized by
Each session has a specific theme that builds on the
previous session and features state and nationally
recognized experts in the fields of leadership development
and education. Teams also work on extended learning
assignments between meetings throughout the year. Created in
1993, Leadership TASB has almost 600 graduates to date.
TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in
1949 to serve local Texas school districts.
School board members are the largest group of publicly
elected officials in the state. The districts they represent
serve approximately 4.8 million public school students.
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS – “Are you saved?” We hear that question a lot
today in many different contexts.
In this age of computer viruses and crashes, it can mean the
difference between preserving hours, days or even years of
hard work or losing it all in a moment.
Losing precious memories and experiences of our lives can
also happen in a heartbeat.
It is said that when an elder dies, the world loses a
Who among us doesn’t wish that we had an autobiography of a
How precious would be a video of a great-grandparent telling
the stories of their lives?
The Guided Autobiography Workshop is designed to help you
tell the stories of your life.
The 10 weekly classes use priming questions to help you mine
the vast store of memories which make up your story.
Each week members of the class will explore one of nine life
themes: family, money, life work or career, health, sexual
identity, death, spiritual life and values, goals and
The priming questions for each life theme provide a focus
and structure for telling your story.
Participants write two pages on each of the themes and share
their stories in small groups. These memories can be moments
of healing and joy for the participants, and can begin to
form a lasting treasure to be handed on to the next
James E. Birren, associate director of the UCLA Center on
Aging, developed this program.
“In five decades of studying adult development and aging, I
have found that writing about our life experiences and
sharing them with others is one of the best ways we have of
giving new meaning to our present lives by understanding the
past more fully,” Birren stated.
Eston Williams, pastor of Aley United Methodist Church, will
lead this free class at two local libraries:
• Tri-County Library from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday,
beginning April 7, and
• The Library at Cedar Creek Lake from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
every Monday, beginning April 4.
To register or learn more, please e-mail
or call (903) 880-2446.
Talent Box to present
‘Charlotte’s Web’ production
Special to The Monitor
WILLS POINT – Joseph Robinette’s play, “Charlotte’s Web,”
will open at the Talent Box theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Additional regular seating performances are 7:30 p.m
Saturday, March 26 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 27.
Dinner theatre performances are set for 6:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, April 1-2.
Admission for regular seating performance is:
• $10 for Adults,
• $8 for Seniors and Students and
• $5 for children 12 and under.
• Dinner theatre admission is $17 per person.
Reservations are suggested for regular seating and required
for dinner theatre.
Reservations may be made by calling (903) 873-8945 or (903)
Leave your name, telephone number, date of performance you
wish to attend and the number in your party. Your
reservation will be confirmed.
“Charlotte’s Web” is a beautiful, heart warming tale of true
friendship. Because of the kindness shown him by a spider
named Charlotte; Wilbur the Pig, learns the importance of
being a true friend.
Cast members selected to entertain you include Aidan Watson
as Fern Arable, Kevin Gibbs as John Arable, Harley Hall as
Martha Arable, Zack Zumbro as Avery Arable, Kelly Ferris as
Homer Zuckerman, Jenny Morris as Edith Zuckerman, Trace Hall
as Lurvy, Trace Brimer as Wilbur, Sam Hall as Templeton,
Emily Sutton as Charlotte, Haley Peden as the goose, Sklyer
Peet as the gander and Melinda Bass as a sheep.
Other members include Laura Bass, Darby Watson, John McCann,
Katie Miramontes, Hailey Reichel, Cole Watson, Max Moore,
Avery Norris, Morgan Rosamond, Aubrey Price and Connie Peden.
The support staff includes Virginia Reid-Yost as stage
manager, Connie Peden and Duy Nguyen as the light crew,
Shelby Chambers is in charge of make-up, Judy Moss and
Deborah Gibbs is in charge of costumes, James Phillips in
charge of sound effects, Kathrine Goodnight-Click and
Deborah Gibbs as back stage crew, Cliff Reichel as set
builder and Dan Fogle as set scenery.
The theatre is located at 244 North Fourth in Wills Point.
The Talent Box is a non-profit organization.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
in Seven Points
in dire need of a good home.
Please call or stop by the Humane Society today
and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
is located on
10220 County Road 2403 in Seven Points.
For more information, please call
(903) 432-3422 after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
information visit our website at petfinder.com